Episode 027: Sharna Burcher

Our guest today is Sharna Burcher.From wanting to be Suzi Quattro when she was a child, Burcher has grown into an artist whose music is influenced by Slim Dusty to Loretta Lynn to Tammy Wynette and, more recently, Kasey Chambers and US folk singer Lori McKenna.

It was her musician father who gave her the inspiration to take the stage for the first time, though, when Sharna was just five years old, at his wedding where she sang the Slim Dusty classic, Duncan.

This soon grew into spending weekends watching her father’s country band and learning her craft, but it was Kasey Chambers’ honest lyrics that enticed Burcher to put pen to paper to tell her own stories. A graduate of the 2016 CMAA Academy of Country Music, Burcher has released two albums of original

material, both produced by Bill Chambers – the first, Livin’ On Closing Time, in 2013 and the latest, Backwards Town, recorded in Nashville with Nash Chambers.

Life experience and the stories she tells from it, is what keeps Broken Hill singer-songwriter Sharna

Burcher producing her brand of country music and playing it across Australia and beyond.